Today is World Health Day, an important event organised by the United Nations.
For each World Health Day there is a different theme. For 2012 this is Ageing and health
Over the past century life expectancy has increased dramatically and the world will soon have more older people than children. Ageing populations occur everywhere, but less-developed countries are witnessing the fastest change. This social transformation represents both challenges and opportunities. In particular, countries may only have a single generation to prepare their health and social systems for an ageing world.
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